Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2019
We seek a highly motivated and collaborative research assistant to join an interdisciplinary research program on ethical issues in emerging neurotechnology. Under the supervision of Principal Investigator Winston Chiong, MD PhD, the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (Assistant CRC) will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of a National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative-funded research study that aims to investigate patient experiences with novel implanted neurotechnologies for the treatment of mood, movement, and seizure disorders; and how patient experiences and concerns can be incorporated in clinicians’ and researchers’ views about the ethical development of neurotechnology.
Under direct supervision, the Assistant CRC will be responsible for: assisting with recruitment of research participants, applying understanding of inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria for protocols; assisting in scheduling and coordinating study participant interviews; completing study forms to submit to sponsors and/or appropriate agencies; collecting, entering, and cleaning data in study databases; maintaining data quality; assisting with data analysis; assisting with preparation of reports and tables; attending team meetings; accompanying researchers to participant interviews.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated prior interest in bioethics and/or the social sciences; excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; a valid driver’s license (for accompanying researchers to interviews at participants’ preferred locations); and experience and/or comfort in working with patients with neurological illness. For further requirements, information about the project, and instructions on how to apply, please visit decisionlab.ucsf.edu/hiring.